Today is November 18, 2017

Boating & US/Canada Border Regulations

Jean Chapdelaine - September 29, 2016

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS for Boats in the U.S. & Canada

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Canada Border Services Agency

In 2013, it appeared that CanBSA had escalated the reporting requirements for private boats operating in the vicinity of the Canada US border. However, in a conversation with a CanBSA representative, we were informed that the body of the current Canadian Regulations have actually been on the books for several years. Recent modifications have been made, such as the ability to use a cell phone to report in, making it more reasonable to expect compliance with these regulations. The current effort at educating the boating public is an attempt to “promote compliance”.

Be aware Customs considers all water vehicles to be governed by these regulations. This includes vessels such as Sea Dos, Kayaks and fishing boats.

Click here to see the full report and all the information you will need when crossing the border.

2016 GLCC & GLF Annual General Membership Meetings

Cindy - September 21, 2016

Toledo, Ohio (E-21); home of the MudhensTony’s Paco’s — and where the 2016 GLCC Annual General Membership Meeting awaits you! Please come October 21-23, 2016. This will be your chance to witness the “business side” of our club, as we elect officers for the board of directors. It is an important tradition, which insures the future of our organization. The 2016 Annual General Meeting is centrally located, and your cost to attend is very reasonable. While in town, there will be ample opportunities to explore points of interest. Rooms have been reserved for out-of-towners at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotels, 101 North Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604, 419-241-3000. Lodging is $89 USD/night plus tax. Parking in attached garage is $11 USD/day with in & out privileges. Please mention room block #1610GLCC16. The GLCC Room rate is effective through 10/1/16. Please click HERE for more information and further reading.

2016 Lake Erie 45th Regional Dinner Meeting

Cindy - September 21, 2016

Please join us for the 45th Annual Lake Erie Region 53 Dinner Meeting September 24, 2016 at the beautiful Cleveland Yachting Club (E-11). (Rocky River Port Captain, Ed Mahoney is assisting.) This has always been a sought-out event by GLCC members from all over the Great Lakes. You can arrive by boat or by car. If you choose boat, there will be some dockage available. If you choose to drive, and wish to stay overnight, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Cleveland/West Lake Hampton Inn. Please click HERE for more information

Gaviidae, Founders Award winners, blog about the 2016 Wilderness Rally

Joann Mead - September 21, 2016

Daniel DeWeese and Julie Thorndycraft on Gaviidae blog about the 2016 Wilderness Rally at

We want to congratulate Dan & Julie on being the winners of the 2016 Founders Award winners with their blog of their 2015 cruise. The blog will be published in an upcoming issue of the Lifeline.

Member Spotlight - Matt Cook & Walter Grabowski

Jean Chapdelaine - May 23, 2017

Great Lakes Crusing Club Member Spotlight - Matthew Cook & Walt Grabowski                                        GLCC members Matthew Cook and Walt Grabowski, are out on Lake Huron this month conducting an underwater inspection of the water intake. The sixteen foot wide, six mile long tunnel has a capacity of 400 million gallons a day, and was the site of one of the worst construction accidents in Michigan history. Click here to read more